Listen to the Geminids
11 Dec 2000
(Source: Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Scientists at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center have established a radio meteor detection system to monitor this week's Geminid meteor shower. Although the shower doesn't peak until December 13th, plenty of Geminid meteoroids are already streaking through Earth's atmosphere. You can listen to their eerie-sounding radio echoes in realtime at http://www.spaceweather.com.
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS: The glare from this week's nearly-full Moon will substantially reduce the number of visible Geminid meteors. Nevertheless, sky watchers in rural areas will likely spot 20 or more shooting stars per hour - a fairly pleasing shower. We invite photographers who capture images of Geminid meteors to submit their photos for display on spaceweather.com. Simply send your files as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.